The last group of emotional levels to be discussed is the beginning of a crossover point, where power-rather than force-is used to make decisions and create change in your life. At this level, there is a realization that your own empowerment and the empowerment of others are the true keys to success. This level includes courage, neutrality, willingness, and acceptance.
Courage:This is where the world starts to look exciting, challenging, and stimulating.At the lower levels, the world is seen as hopeless, sad, frightening, or frustrating. Courage begins the process of empowerment and the ability to cope and handle the opportunities of life. Courage brings out the capacity to face fear or our own character defects and grow in spite of them.
Neutrality: At this stage, the world is seen as a complex and changing place without simple answers or rigid positions. The world is no longer viewed as black or white. To be neutral means that not getting one's way is no longer experienced as defeating or frustrating. The view is rather, "If I didn't get this, then I'll get something else. Life has its ups and downs and I will be okay if I roll with the punches." People at this level are easy to get along with and not interested in conflict.
Willingness: People who have reached the level of willingness are genuinely friendly, and social and economic success is a part of their lives. They have the ability to overcome inner resistance and do not have any major learning blocks. Having let go of pride, they are willing to look at their own defects and learn from others.
Acceptance: Although there are higher levels, acceptance is the level where there is the realization that the source of happiness is within oneself. Love is not something that is given or taken away by another, but is rather created from within. Long-term goals take precedence over short-term goals. Self-discipline and mastery are prominent.